There is no better way to enjoy a beautiful, warm day than spending time in or around the water. Many people enjoy recreational boating and fishing in the many lakes, rivers, and waterways we have in the Carolinas. However, a fun time on the water can quickly become a nightmare when an accident occurs. All too often, these boating accidents are the result of careless, reckless, or negligent mistakes made by inexperienced or intoxicated boaters. In other cases, defective boat parts or safety equipment leads to disastrous accidents, catastrophic injuries, or even death.
Regardless of how the accident occurred, if you were injured in a boating accident in South Carolina or North Carolina, you should not have to suffer the aftermath on your own. My law firm can help you pursue compensation from the at-fault party so that you can heal and move forward with your life.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents
As previously mentioned, boating accidents are most commonly caused by negligence. This is important, as proving that someone else was negligent and that this led to the accident that caused your injuries and damages will likely prove critical to your case.
Some of the most common causes of boating accidents include:
- Boat driver inexperience
- Boating while intoxicated/under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to follow boating rules and regulations
- Boat operator inattention/distraction
- Defective boat parts/machinery/safety equipment (such as lifejackets)
- Unseen hazards in the water
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I have been helping injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed and injured seek fair financial compensation for their damages and losses. Though we know that no amount of financial recovery can undo what you have been through, a successful personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can provide a sense of justice and allow you to navigate medical bills, lost wages, and other challenges to get your life back on track.